The temporal variation of cost-efficiency in Switzerland ’ s hospitals : an application of mixed models

@inproceedings{Farsi2007TheTV,
  title={The temporal variation of cost-efficiency in Switzerland ’ s hospitals : an application of mixed models},
  author={Mehdi Farsi},
  year={2007}
}
This paper examines the temporal variation of cost efficiency in Switzerland’s general hospitals. The variation of total costs and the number of empty beds has been analyzed using a sample of 168 hospitals operating from 1998 to 2003. In addition more than 100,000 observations form the inpatient data disaggregated to DRG categories have been used to analyze the variations in the length of hospital stays across hospitals and over time. The adopted econometric specification is based on a mixed… CONTINUE READING

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